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Japan Week Announces Japanese Restaurant Week in New York City, March 4-18, 2013


 

Japan Week Announces Japanese Restaurant Week
in New York City, March 4-18, 2013


"Travel" to Japan By Tasting Flavors from 21 Regional Prefectures in
Special "Ekiben" Bento Boxes & Dishes at Nearly Three Dozen Participating Restaurants


NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013: Japan Week, a public-private partnership that promotes Japanese culture, food and beverages to encourage travel to Japan, today announced that Japanese Restaurant Week will take place in New York City from March 4-18, 2013 with 35 restaurants participating. This year's theme will be the regional cuisines of Japan and many of the participating restaurants will be serving "ekiben" bento boxes that include local Japanese dishes. Ekiben are sold at railway train stations in Japan and by replicating local dishes from 21 prefectures, these restaurants will enable guests to take a culinary tour of Japan while still in the Big Apple. Their prices range from $12 to $25. The bento boxes will also be available for purchase at Grand Central Terminal during Japan Week on March 19-21, 2013.

Throughout Manhattan, the participating Japanese restaurants, in alphabetical order, are: Aburiya Kinnosuke, Aki on West 4th, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Cha-An, CURRY-YA, Donguri, Greenwich Grill, Go Go Curry, Hakata Tonton, Hakubai / Kitano Hotel, Hasaki, Hatsuhana, High-Collar, Kubo-chan Ramen, Kyotofu, Marumi, Megu Midtown, Misoya, Ootoya, Rai Rai Ken, Restaurant Nippon, Robataya, Ronin, Sakagura, Sake Bar Decibel, Shimizu, Soba Koh, Soba-ya, Sunrise Mart, Sushi Ann, Sushi Azabu, Sushiden Madison Ave., Sushiden 6th Ave., Tori Shin and Wasan. Additional details on the menu items and pricing will be posted to japanweek.us.

The cuisines of 21 Japanese prefectures represented at Japanese Restaurant Week, in alphabetical order, are: Akita, Aichi, Fukuoka, Fukushima, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Hyogo, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Miyagi, Nagoya, Niigata, Osaka, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Toyama, Yamagata, Yamaguchi and Wakayama.

"Japanese Restaurant Week is really a unique way for New Yorkers to experience many outstanding local and regional dishes typically found only in Japan," said Yuki Tanaka, Executive Director, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). "We hope this promotion will whet the appetites of our guests to visit Japan themselves. Japan is really a food and drink lover's paradise and should be on every globetrotter's itinerary. We are delighted that close to three dozen restaurants across all price points will participate in Japanese Restaurant Week this year."

Additional Japan tourism and travel information, including brochures, will be available at each participating restaurant to enable diners to learn more about the regions of Japan where the dishes and beverages they are savoring originate. In addition, diners will be encouraged to upload photos of the food and drinks enjoyed during Japanese Restaurant Week to Japan Week's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY, and share short essays about their experience at the restaurants and express their desire to visit Japan in person. Delta Air Lines, which boasts a nonstop New York to Tokyo flight, will award one complimentary round-trip New York to Tokyo airline ticket to the most inspiring essay writer.

About Japan Week

Founded in 2012, Japan Week is a cooperative effort between the Japan Tourism Agency and diverse businesses. The multi-dimensional event is open to the general public and promotes Japanese food and beverages, culture and inbound tourism. For more information about Japan Week, please visit our website, japanweek.us, "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY and follow us on Twitter at @JapanWeekNY. For more information about travel to Japan, please visit www.japantravelinfo.com.

Media Contacts:
Hanna Lee or Jen Neugeboren
Hanna Lee Communications
(212) 527-9969
hanna@hannaleecommunications.com
jen@hannaleecommunications.com

Information is provided as a courtesy to users of this website. Though the JNTO endeavors to ensure the information is accurate, users of the information are to act on such using their own judgement and at their own risk. Neither the JNTO nor any holder of copyright to the information shall be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any loss or misunderstanding, either direct or indirect, that is incurred as a result of utilizing the information.


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